Derby Contenders

Mike Lauffer and Bill Cubbedge

Lauffer and Cubbedge have been friends for over 30 years through their natural gas business. Lauffer made his first splash in the industry when he purchased a piece of an up and coming juvenile filly named Rachel Alexandra from owner Dolphus Morrison. They sold Rachel Alexandra privately after her dominating performance in the Kentucky Oaks. In 2006, the Lauffer and Cubbedge purchased Oatsee from a broodmare sale. Oatsee proved to be a great investment as she is the mother of Shackleford, who will give the partnership their first start in the Kentucky Derby.